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Dell Latitude E6430


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For full specifications see the Dell Latitude E6430 specifications page.

NameDell Latitude E6430
Processor3rd gen Intel Core i5-3210M Processor (2.5GHz, 3M cache)
3rd gen Intel Core i5-3320M Processor (2.6GHz, 3M cache, Upgradable to Intel vPro technology)
3rd gen Intel Core i5-3360M Processor (2.8GHz, 3M cache, Upgradable to Intel vPro technology)
3rd gen Intel Core i7-3520M Processor (2.9GHz, 4M cache, Upgradable to Intel vPro technology)
3rd gen Intel Core i7-3720QM Processor (2.6GHz, 6M cache, Upgradable to Intel vPro technology)
3rd gen Intel Core i3-3110M Processor (2.4GHz, 3M cache)
3rd gen IntelCore i7-3740QM (6M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)
Screen14“ 1366×768 Widescreen
14” 1600×900 Widescreen
RAMUp to 16GB
HDDUp to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 3000/4000
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet

Linux Compatibility

ScreenWorksHD+ 1600×900
HDDWorksSSD + HDD in Modular Bay
Optical DriveWorks
Graphics ChipWorksIntel HD4000 + nVidia NVS5200M with Bumblebee
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneWorks
Headphone JackWorks
Microphone JackWorks
WirelessWorksIntel WLAN was breaking the connection. Changed to Qualcomm Atheros AR93xx (Killer-N)
Card ReaderWorks
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
Smart Card ReaderNot Tested
Docking StationWorks
Touch PadWorks


Tested with ArchLinux


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John, 2017/04/30 22:33

Works great with Fedora 25. Been using it for a day or so. Bluetooth works great. I am very pleased with how my purchased turned out. I haven't tried hdmi yet.

Max DiOrio, 2016/12/10 04:05

I have this and have run Fedora 25 and Mint 18 and both have the same minor problem. After shutting down or hibernating, the system won't power on with a simple power button press. You have press it once to “wake” it up, again to shut it off, and again to properly power it up.

On resume, this clearly will flush the stored memory and does a cold boot. Not too convenient, but not bad either. The screen brightness controls also don't work at least in Mint. You see it adjusting with the brightness control overlay on the screen, but it doesn't actually adjust the display brightness.

Otherwise it works fully out of the box, even with my Verizon air card.

Ed Howdershelt, 2016/09/12 15:01

I own an e6430 Core i5. Everything works fine except the HDMI. Good picture, no sound.
Searching showed this to be a well-documented problem with no easy fix.

Eduardo Sanchez, 2017/02/15 14:42

Hi Ed. Try switching the audio output to hdmi in sound configuration.

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